November 7, 2024 – November 12, 2024
Tuscan crochet retreat 7th - 12th November 2024
Picture a beautiful farmhouse, set on the breath-taking hills of Lucca, amidst the abundant olive trees and vineyards of the Italian countryside. Imagine the most perfect place to crochet...
...Welcome to your Tuscan crochet retreat!
Enhance your love of crochet in the most idyllic setting.
Join our crochet experts Emma and Marina on this all-inclusive 5-night Tuscan crochet retreat. Indulge in your favourite hobby whilst taking in the best of what Tuscany has to offer.
“Just living isn’t enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” - Hans Christian Anderson
We aim to inspire you through the natural beauty of Italy, envelop your senses with a warm, welcoming atmosphere, awaken your taste buds with delicious home-cooked organic cuisine, and excite you with local culture and extraordinary experiences centred around your love of crochet.
Re-ignite your creative spark and nurture your body, mind and spirit with an abundance of nature, and magnificent views of the Tuscan valley and Italian countryside.
Your Tuscan crochet retreat includes:
- 5 nights all-inclusive luxury villa accommodation.
- Private chef.
- All meals* - buffet breakfast, home cooked 2/3-course lunch & dinner prepared by the most amazing chefs!
- Unlimited teas, coffee, water, & juices, plus wines with meals.
- All crochet workshops & excursions with our expert tutors & designers.
- A wonderful gift bag containing luxury Italian yarns. Plus all other materials and patterns to complement the retreat projects.
- Excursion to the beautiful Marble caves of Carrara in the La Cava museo Fantiscritti, including aperitive inside the caves.
- A guided walking tour of Volterra with a scenic outdoor crochet session.
- Tickets to the renowned Puccini concert within a spectacular Romanesque church.
- Dinner at our favourite restaurant in Lucca after the concert - rated as the best in the area on Trip Advisor!
- A day excursion to Florence with an outdoor 'city crochet' session.
- Traditional pizza festival dinner party at the Villa.
- Crochet showcase with prosecco & appetizers.
- Fiesta gala dinner on the final evening.
- Coordinated pick up & drop off from & to Pisa airport, Florence airport or Lucca train station.
* Lunch provision away from the villa is excluded
Crocheting isn't just a hobby; it's a remarkable art form that offers a multitude of benefits for your mind, body, and soul. Nestled in the heart of Tuscany's serene countryside, our retreat invites you to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the soothing world of crochet.
One of the most significant advantages of crocheting is its therapeutic quality. The rhythmic motion of looping yarn around your hook and creating intricate patterns is a proven stress-reliever. As you crochet amidst the rolling vineyards and olive groves, you'll find your worries melting away, replaced by a sense of calm and tranquillity. The act of crocheting stimulates the release of endorphins, boosting your mood and reducing anxiety, making it the perfect antidote to the demands of modern life.
In addition to promoting emotional well-being, crocheting enhances your cognitive skills. It engages your mind in a delightful dance of creativity, requiring concentration and problem-solving as you navigate intricate stitches and patterns. As you master new techniques under the warm Tuscan skies, you'll find your cognitive abilities expanding and your memory sharpening. The sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a project is immensely rewarding, bolstering your self-esteem and confidence.
The beauty of our Tuscan Crochet Retreat
The beauty of our Tuscan Crochet Retreat lies not only in the craft itself but also in the sense of community it fosters. Connecting with like-minded individuals who share your passion for crochet, you'll forge lasting friendships, exchange ideas, and gain valuable insights from experienced instructors. The retreat provides a nurturing environment where you can learn from one another, challenge your creativity, and celebrate your unique talents.
Moreover, the tangible results of your crocheting endeavours are another perk to savour. As your skill flourishes, you'll create stunning, handmade items to cherish or share with loved ones, serving as treasured reminders of your journey. Emma & Marina will guide you through the week's projects and can help out if you are fairly new to crochet.
The combination of creative expression, relaxation, and cultural immersion makes our Tuscan Crochet Retreat an unforgettable and enriching experience.
In summary, crocheting transcends a simple pastime, offering a wealth of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. At our Tuscan Crochet Retreat, you'll discover a world of therapeutic crafting, cognitive enrichment, and meaningful connections, all while surrounded by the breath-taking beauty of Tuscany. Join us for an unforgettable journey of self-discovery, creativity, and relaxation, and let the art of crochet and our Tuscan crochet retreat transform your life.